Mike Kennedy

Staff Writer,
American School & University

Mike Kennedy has written in AS&U since 1999.


Campus improvements move forward at Concordia University Irvine
Irvine Planning Commission OKs master plan changes for $200 million upgrade
UMass Boston's move away from commuter school status has led to financial woes 1
Campus construction and program expansions have left the university with sizable debts.
Omaha superintendent search comes up empty after all finalists withdraw
One withdrew a week ago, and two others pulled out over the weekend.
Texas Attorney General and Frisco district spar over high school prayer room
State suggests prayer room unlawfully favors Muslim students, but district says attorney general's inquiry is a publicity stunt.
Regents approve $63 million expansion of University of Georgia stadium
Update of Sanford Stadium includes new video board, locker room, hospitality lounge.
Massachusetts high court to hear case challenging state's cap on charter schools
Charter advocates argue that the cap deprives children in the poorest districts from receiving an adequate education.
Fitness Center renovation at Williamette University gets LEED Gold rating
Sparks Fitness Center is cited for its environmentally friendly design and construction strategies.
Catholic elementary school in Fresno will close
St. Helen's School is in debt to the Catholic diocese and suffers from low enrollment.
University of California, Riverside, will build solar-powered greenhouse
Researchers seek to create greenhouses that can produce food with no need for outside electricity.
Kentucky lawmakers approve charter school legislation
If the governor signs the bill, as expected, Kentucky will become the 44th state to allow charter schools.
South Dakota school wins 2017 Aspen Prize as top community college
Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, S.D., receives a $1 million prize from The Aspen Institute.
Detroit district will sue state of Michigan to block school closures
16 schools run by the district are among 38 statewide that have been threatened with closure because of poor performance.
5 employees at Arkansas school placed on leave after death of 6-year-old student
Boy wandered away from the playground at a Fayetteville, Ark., school and was found unresponsive in a swimming pool.
Grace University in Omaha plans move 30 miles north to Blair, Neb.
Grace will relocate to what used to be Dana College, which closed in 2010.